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Calling Postal Voters - Stroud Area
Around 4000 people could lose their postal votes unless they reply to a request from Stroud District Council.
Last month, the Council wrote to 9500 electors who currently vote by post or proxy, asking for their date of birth and a specimen signature. The move, being repeated nationwide, is a Government requirement for greater security, following postal vote fraud elsewhere in the country.
Electoral Manager Lynne Burns and her team have so far received replies from around 60%. "The deadline is 21st February," she explained. "After that date, anyone who hasn't replied will lose their automatic postal vote and have to reapply. It would be much easier for all concerned if people respond now."
The deadline for postal vote applications for the District and Parish elections being held on 3rd May is 5pm on Wednesday, 18th April. The proxy vote deadline is one week later on 25th April.
: 06/02/2007 08:13:03
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